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Observability using native Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray for serverless modern applications

Introduction In this blog post, we will share how you can use AWS-native observability tools to measure the current state of your modern serverless applications and how to get started with the minimal effort. We will review tools like Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray and explore how these services can help you instrument your application […]

Monitor Amazon EKS Control Plane metrics using AWS Open Source monitoring services

Have you encountered situations where your Kubernetes API calls are constantly throttled by the control plane? Did you see the 429 HTTP response code “Too many requests” all over the place and have no clue on what’s wrong with your cluster? In this blog post, we will talk about monitoring some of the key metrics […]

Choice Hotels adopts Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus for operational excellence and cost efficiency

This post was co-written with Stephen Cihak, Senior Director , Abhiram Madadi, Principal Engineer and Gopi Akula, Senior Manager at Choice Hotels Who is Choice Hotels? Choice Hotels International is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. A challenger in the upscale segment and a leader in midscale and extended stay, Choice has […]

Detecting gray failures with outlier detection in Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights

You may have encountered a situation in the past where a single user or small subset of users of your system are reporting an event that is impacting their experience, but your observability systems didn’t show any clear impact. The discrepancy between the customer’s experience and the system’s observation of its health is referred to […]

Announcing Amazon Managed Grafana workspace version selection with version 9.4 support

Many customers that use Amazon Managed Grafana have requested for the ability to choose a Grafana version with the latest product features including navigation, dashboards, and visualizations. Today, we are announcing Amazon Managed Grafana workspace version selection with version 9.4 support. Since the product was launched, Amazon Managed Grafana maintained a single version offering globally. […]

How Audible used Amazon CloudWatch cross-account observability to resolve severity tickets faster

This blog was co-written with Audible’s Apurva Jatakia, Kaushik S., and David Etler. Audible’s consumption services platform serves thousands of requests every second, and each incoming request is served by a distributed set of microservices owned by different teams. An Audible team, in charge of a platform called Stagg, is responsible for five separate microservices. […]

Announcing inbound network access control in Amazon Managed Grafana

Many customers that use Amazon Managed Grafana have a need to restrict the Grafana workspace public access and enable fine-grained control to allow which traffic sources can reach the Grafana workspace. Today, we are announcing Amazon Managed Grafana’s new feature that supports inbound network access control. This enables you to secure Grafana workspaces using VPC […]

How CloudWatch cross-account observability helps JPMorgan Chase improve Federated Data Lake Monitoring

AWS best practices guide customers to deploy their applications across multiple AWS accounts to establish security and billing boundary between teams and to reduce the impact of operational events. As enterprises grow and scale with tons of resources, customers often need a unified observability experience to help them search, visualize, and analyze their cross-account telemetry […]

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What’s new in AWS Observability at re:Invent 2022

Kick off your AWS re:Invent 2022 week with a round-up of the AWS Observability launches across Amazon CloudWatch, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Managed Grafana, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus. From understanding impact of internet issues on your application performance and availability with CloudWatch, to VPC support and Prometheus alerting in Managed Grafana, read on to […]